6:43 pm - Thursday, May 24 2018
Home / News / 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag Celebrated

50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag Celebrated

Sunday, Feb. 15, will mark the 50th anniversary of the National Flag of Canada.

In recognition, Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant will host a number of public events for Nova Scotians to learn about the origins and significance of Canada’s national flag.

“During this 50th anniversary year, I encourage all Nova Scotians to join in the flag celebrations and to reflect upon our shared citizenship as embodied by our national flag,” said Lt.-Gov. Grant.

A ceremonial flag-raising will take place Friday, Feb. 13, at 8:30 a.m., at Government House to begin a year of celebrations. Guests can view an exhibit about the history of the flag, including one of the first Canadian flags produced and flown.

Other public events at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., Halifax, commemorating the flag include:

— citizenship ceremony, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 10-11:30 a.m.
— presentation by Bruce Patterson, Deputy Chief Herald of Canada, The National Flag of Canada Fifty Years On, Tuesday, March 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
— garden party, Wednesday, June 17, 2-5 p.m.
— guided tours of Government House, featuring flag exhibit, July and August

Visit lt.gov.ns.ca for more information.

Source: Release

About Haligonia.ca

See news happening near you? Tell us. Click here to email our team.

 

The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.

You might also like...

FB_IMG_1527197571079

What to do when a Hurricane Watch or Warning is issued

With hurricane season just around the corner, here is some great advice via Environment Canada....

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *